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Bombay Velvet (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.


Anurag Kashyap
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Johnny Balraj
Anushka Sharma ... Rosie Noronha
Karan Johar ... Kaizad Khambatta
Satyadeep Misra ... Chimman Chopra
Manish Chaudhary ... Jimmy Mistry (as Manish Chaudhari)
Kay Kay Menon ... Vishwas Kulkarni
Siddartha Basu Siddartha Basu ... Romi Mehta
Vivaan Shah ... Tony
Vicky Kaushal ... Basil
Atul Srivastava ... Rao Saheb Desai (as Atul Shrivastava)
Akash Dabas Akash Dabas ... Photographer
Jagdish Rajpurohit ... Commissioner
Varun Grover ... Emcee
Sandesh Jadhav Sandesh Jadhav ... Deshpande
Vasundhara Kaul ... Balraj's Mother


Set against the backdrop of ambition, love, greed, and jazz - Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'. Jazz clubs, a passionate love story, a growing metropolis and a phenomenal hunger for a good life. Welcome to the City of Dreams. Welcome to Bombay Velvet. Written by PRC

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Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бомбейский бархат See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka See more »


Box Office


INR800,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$390,774, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos (96kHz Original)


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Did You Know?


The movie is based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables. See more »


You see a sign-board for Falkland Road in the first few minutes with the PIN code on it. Well, PIN codes did not appear in India until 1972, but the scene is of 1949. See more »


Johnny Balraj: When a movie becomes housefull, then the only one who knows the manager gets a ticket...
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Alternate Versions

There was an earlier director's cut, in length of 188 minutes, which was earlier to be the theatrical version of the film...but because of producer's concern it was cut down to 149 minutes. See more »


Music composed by Amit Trivedi
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User Reviews

BV is a luxurious film with no senses.
15 May 2015 | by maulin5See all my reviews

A much awaited movie of Anurag Kashyap has been released today. And a lots of expectations are bad for the film, any film. Bombay Velvet has everything that can make it a blockbuster, but, it isn't that. I'm writing this with very heaviness that BV is not a good watch. Ranbir Kapoor is charming, in the depth of the character, as usual, but, it's not his career best. This role may not be recognize longer time in future. He is not as good as he was in Barfi or Rockstar. Anushka Sharma is good. But, she doesn't that good to touch my heart. Though, she looks gorgeous in 60's costumes while singing jazz songs. Sidhhartha Basu, Vivan Shah & Satyadeep Misra - all are suitable and also act well as per their roles. Special mansions to Kay Kay Menon as a scrupulous police officer & Manish Chaudhary as an undaunted crime reporter. These two men, especially Manish smokes very passionately. But, the villain of BV steals the show. Yes, Karan Johar has acted unexpectedly. He is too good as Khaizad Khambata. He will probably get debut awards of this year. Story is no very well written. One man, is called by destiny to Bombay, to become something, the Big Shot, meets a smuggler, joins him, murders many, hunts many, than demands him to fulfill his dream, demands more, than smuggler's deny, and than fighting to take his quota. That's all. In between, Rosie Narona's character is just to song in the club, the jazz songs. This type of stories are very old fashioned. Even if you heat the last night's dinner in microwave, it should remain stale. So, disappointment with the story department. And because of that, no twists and turns, no excitements, only moving movie on 1st gear. So people get easily bore. Dialogues are fine. My most favorite one is "Footpath pe sangemarmar lagaane se wo Taaj-Mahaal nahi ban jaati!" I found that music is the only hope survived in the movie. All songs are awesome. Kudos to Amit Trivedi. He will surely gets nomination for best music in the ceremonies. But, I think I'm sure that Neeti Mohan will get best singer's award. She sings marvelous. Through her voice, she made me her zany lover again. Fifi, Naak Pe Gussa, Baheroopiya, Dhadam Dhadam - mind-blowing! Cinematography is very good. No one can imagine that the Bombay city they are watching is actually a film set in Sri Lanka. Kudos to the entire crew. The cars, the costumes, the guns from Germany, the scotches, the trams - everything looks expensive and well & good. And how can I forget to mention the grandiose set of Bombay Velvet club! Speechless to describe it. Anurag Kashyap's weakest direction so far. No crisps, no twists, no turns, only one feeling like a swimmer who swim to cross the river. It runs very slowly that you can't control yourself to take a glance in your phone many times. On the whole, for the luxury which it's showing, for jazz music, and for Karan and RK's performance (only if you are a die hard fan of him), you can afford BV. Others don't waste time and money, just go for Piku.

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